Halloween is a fun time of year for humans, but it isn’t always the case for pets. A parade of strangers in even stranger outfits ringing the doorbell can cause anxiety, and there are a number of threats to them – human and otherwise – on Halloween night.
Read more “Nine ways to keep your pet safe on Halloween”
Follow these safety tips below for a safer and happier Halloween for your pets.
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Humane Canada statement on recent incident at Edmonton Humane Society
OTTAWA – June 7, 2018 – Humane Canada is saddened by the recent incident at the Edmonton Humane Society involving three cats being accidentally left in one of the organization’s transport vehicles. Edmonton Humane Society has acted swiftly to review and change their transfer policy and procedures in order to prevent this kind of gravely serious error from ever happening again.
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Happy International Cat Day – the day dedicated to celebrating our extraordinary feline friends! There is no denying that cats are endearing and playful companions with whom we share the most special of bonds. Today is a day to revel in the specialness of that human-cat bond and the distinct place these animals hold in our lives.
To celebrate, we want to help you to gain a better understanding of cats! Here are 4 things you might not know.
Read more “International Cat Day: Four facts you didn’t know about cats!”
In Canada each year, approximately 700 million farm animals are transported from farm to auction or slaughter. Approximately 1.6 million of these animals, mostly chickens, are found dead on arrival. Many more arrive sick or injured following their long, gruelling journeys and need to be euthanized.
Read more “Animal Transportation Regulations”
For most pet owners, a house fire is our worst nightmare – watching first responders do their best to save our precious but helpless companions as smoke billows out the windows.
Read more “Five tips for Pet Fire Safety Day”
What do we mean when we say the word humane? And what does it mean to be a humane community or nation?
Read more “10 ways you can build a humane Canada”
In Canada and around the world, the humane movement is about compassion, collaboration, education and action. It was built on the idea that we need to protect the most vulnerable in our society, and it’s focused on minimizing or eliminating the suffering and exploitation of animals.
The humane slaughter of farm animals is of great concern to Humane Canada (also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies). Canada’s current humane slaughter regulations are weak, and enforcement of these regulations is inadequate.
Read more “Farm Animal Slaughter in Canada”
June is Disaster Preparedness Month, and I took the opportunity to have a conversation with Tara Clarke, the outgoing Executive Director of Fort McMurray SPCA, to hear what the organization learned about disaster preparedness after living through the largest animal disaster rescue in Canadian history: the Fort McMurray wildfires. It’s been just over a year since the wildfires hit, and the Fort McMurray community is still in the process of rebuilding and recovering.
Read more “Lessons learned from the Fort Mac wildfires”
The Five Freedoms is a core concept in animal welfare that originated in a UK government report in 1965 and was then refined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council. It states that an animal’s primary welfare needs can be met by safeguarding the following five freedoms:
Read more “Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare”
Read more “What’s the difference between a humane society/SPCA, rescue, municipal pound and satellite adoption centre?”
This generally refers to an organization dedicated to the betterment of animal welfare. They usually run a shelter and an animal adoption program to find new homes for abandoned, mistreated and/or surrendered animals. They also conduct education in their community and are often mandated to enforce provincial and federal animal cruelty laws.